Galway's Gearoid McInerney secures possession ahead of Dublin's Rian McBride during Sunday's National Hurling League tie at Pearse Stadium. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

It’s early days but Limerick look like a team eager to stay at top

Inside Track with John McIntyre RUSHING to rash judgements in mid-February about the championship prospects of various inter-county teams is rarely prudent, yet only the most begrudging of observers couldn’t but be impressed by the...
Dave O'Connell

Hold onto your own hair for sure – but steer clear of a flying...

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There was a photo taken at a recent family gathering where as many people were facing in the wrong direction as looking at the camera; vainly and in vain,...
New arrival....Peadar Tóibín resigning from Sinn Fein before forming his own party.

Once the ‘new’ shine fades old politics always prevails

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Peadar Tóibín came west to showcase his brand new party Aontú in Carrick-on-Shannon a fortnight ago. When people like Tóibín break from the traditional parties, there is...

Councillors cleaning up sh*te is a full-time job

Bradley Bytes - A sort of political column with Dara Bradley Who’d be a Galway City Councillor? All they seem to be doing lately is cleaning up after everyone else’s sh*te! If it isn’t Niall McNelis...

It takes time to slow and see the world

Double Vision with Charlie Adley Standing outside my new house I look around and know the views are beautiful. I also know that at the moment I cannot perceive all that beauty.  As a writer...
Minister Simon the eye of the storm.

Children’s Hospital debacle more akin to Versailles than Angola

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Brian Cowen will probably be best remembered for a one-word description he gave for what it was like to be Minister for Health. “Angola.”   A lot of...


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